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You Will Need a Budget

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // June 5, 2019

You Will Need a Budget

Houston houses and houses most everywhere have become expensive.  When buying a house, you will need a budget for the mortgage and property taxes, but you will need to budget for home maintenance. If you don’t, you can experience giant monkey bites from your wallet. The average amount Americans shell out for maintenance varies state by state. […]


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7 Secrets to Getting the Best Deal on a Home

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // June 4, 2019

7 Secrets to Getting the Best Deal on a Home

When it comes to buying a home, everyone wants the best property they can find for the least amount of money possible. According to Coastal Living, “To make this seemingly impossible dream a reality, there are 7 secrets to getting the best deal on a home. 7 Secrets to Getting the Best Deal on a […]


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Cash for Houses in Houston

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // June 3, 2019

Cash for Houses in Houston

We are one month away from the year half over, come the end of June. Boy, the years go by fast. Your kids are grown and have homes of their own. The older you get, the more you realize how you just rattle around in the big house. You and your spouse share a look […]


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Time Keeps on Slippin’

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // May 31, 2019

Time Keeps on Slippin'

Do you ever feel like you can’t hold onto things? The other day I was feeding the dog. I scooped up his dry food, added water, leaned over to dump it into his food bowl, and launched the empty cup through my legs across the terrace. It just slipped through my fingers. I felt like […]


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Property Tax Reform

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // May 30, 2019

Property Tax Reform

According to BISNOW, “The long-sought property tax reform made it out this session. The legislation seeks to slow down the rapid rise of property taxes. Introduced as Senate Bill 2, the bill requires local governments to hold a mandatory election if property tax values rise above 3.5% year over year; previously, the rollback tax rate […]


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Due Diligence

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // May 29, 2019

Due Diligence

What kind of research, due diligence, do you need to do before signing a contract to purchase or sell real estate? You do research or due diligence before buying a car, a stock, or any major purchase. Cleverism says your due diligence usually refers to a stipulated period within a real estate contract for a […]


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Choosing Not to Downsize

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // May 28, 2019

Choosing Not to Downsize

Baby boomers are increasingly choosing not to downsize their homes in retirement, according to a report by USA Today. Instead, many have decided to stay put in their existing homes, where they raised their families. But economists say their decisions are contributing to the problem of low inventory across much of the nation. Barbara Risman, a […]


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Exit Strategies for Rental Property

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // May 27, 2019

Exit Strategies for Rental Property

Many people enter the real estate investing business for the financial benefits this market offers – it’s no secret that the whole point of purchasing investment properties is to make money through appreciation or rent in the years to come. No successful real estate investor enters the market without establishing an efficient business model (plan) – hence, having […]


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We Honor our Fallen On Memorial Day

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // May 24, 2019

We Honor our Fallen On Memorial Day

On June 21, 2006, in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Jared Monti’s sixteen-man patrol came under fire. One of his men was wounded and fell over a ridge into what the soldiers described as a “death zone.” Despite an intense firefight, he tried three times to save the soldier. On his third try, Jared […]


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What Does Fiduciary Mean?

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // May 23, 2019

What Does Fiduciary Mean?

What are the fiduciary duties of a Realtor? What does Fiduciary Mean? They’re massively important and work as a true guideline for the real estate industry. What Does Fiduciary Mean? Mark Walker at Reality Business News defines the subject: “A fiduciary is a person or organization who enters into a legal agreement to put another […]


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